Still 7.5 games back of the NL East lead, but the Marlins are looking better these days taking two straight against the Washington Nationals.
And it couldn’t come at a better time.
With David “Little Napoleon” Samson mouthing off over the Ichiro extension, the Marlins need to make some noise of their own – and for the positive.
Still, climbing back into the NL East race is a remote possibility. The pitching has started to come around – the Marlins bullpen is as good as ever with Kevin Gregg putting up incredible numbers as the team closer – and the hitting is, too.
Check out Miguel Cabrera hitting two bombs to help the cause, and Josh Willingham dinging his 14th on the season. For Miggy, that is numbers 20 and 21 sailing over the fences.
Who knows, maybe a nice little run is there for the taking? We’ll see. Next up will be the Cardinals, who have had their share of controversy as well.